Top Democrats to speak at fundraiser
Hawaii's two congressional representatives and both the governor and lieutenant governor will be speaking at the Maui County Democrats Hawaiian luau fundraiser Saturday, marking the 60th anniversary of Democratic revolution of 1954 in Hawaii.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the door of the dining hall at Pu'u Kukui Elementary School, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $35.
Speaking about the Democratic Party accomplishments over the last 60 years will be Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, a former Maui state senator and state Senate president, along with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and state Sen. David Ige, who is a gubernatorial candidate.
Also speaking will be Gov. Neil Abercrombie and former Gov. John Waihee.
The event also will feature entertainment, a silent auction and an awards ceremony recognizing dedicated grass-roots Democrats.
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Those honored include Shigeto "Mustard" Murayama and B. Martin Luna (posthumously), John Y. Arisumi, Stephanie Ohigashi, Beverly Pauole-Moore and Jim Crowe, who have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to the party from 1954 to 2014, according to a news release.
Tickets may be obtained by contacting Amanda Martin at 280-1990 or amanda@maui democrats.org. If paying at the door, reservations are requested. More information may be found at www.mauidemocrats.org.
Pu'u Kukui Elementary School is located at 3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway in Wailuku.
Conservatives to rally on Saturday
Candidates for statewide and national offices will speak at a Conservative Candidate Rally on Saturday.
The rally, which is sponsored by the Maui County Republican Committee, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Pilina multipurpose room on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. The Maui County Republican Convention will follow the rally.
Confirmed speakers include candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, governor, lieutenant governor and the state Legislature. Also speaking will be Maui TEA Party's Lee Aldridge.
Following the candidate presentations, a candidate question-and-answer forum will be held.
The event is free. Food and refreshments will be provided.
After the rally, Maui County Republican Chairman George Fontaine will lead the annual convention.